Citations and Towing
Parking policies are enforced 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. A citation may be issued anytime a vehicle is parked in a manner that negatively impacts the operation of the university. Citations may be issued once every 8 hours until the vehicle is moved, towed, or immobilized. This means that vehicles inappropriately parked in Zone 1, or reserved spaces may receive up to 3 citations per day.
Some reasons for citations include but are not limited to:
- no permit
- expired permit
- parked blocking garage doors
- parked on hashed lines
- parked on the grass
- parked in a fire lane
- taking more then one space
- not parked in a space
Owners of unregistered vehicles issued parking citations will be issued a $20 service charge in addition to the fine. This charge is only issued once per year per vehicle to cover the cost of researching owner information. Fines generally range from $20 to $180.
Unpaid citations will be transferred to the student's account or deducted from faculty/staff payroll each month. Failure to pay parking citations can result in a restriction on the individual's record. University students, faculty, and staff are responsible for their guest's parking violation. Receiving three or more citations in any academic year will be considered a violation of the student code of conduct for non-compliance.
Citations may be paid online or by taking the ticket to the Student Accounts office in Ambrose Hall.
Unauthorized vehicles in disabled spaces, fire lanes, vehicles with 2 or more citations (paid or unpaid for parking in reserved spots identified by a specific sign), or blocking roadways and garage doors may be towed at the owner's expense.
Additionally, vehicles with $200 or more in citations (paid or unpaid) in a single academic year are subject to being towed. Once a vehicle is towed it will be placed on a list and towed for each subsequent violation. Vehicles without a current permit that have $200 or more in unpaid fines may be immobilized at the university's discretion. Immobilized vehicles can be released during normal business hours by presenting the Parking Manager or his/her designee or the Director of Security with a receipt showing all fines have been paid. After-hours release of immobilized vehicles can only be made after presenting a photocopy of the driver's license and a completed form indicating agreement to pay all outstanding parking fines. A vehicle may only be released after hours once per academic year.
Appealing Parking Citations
Parking citations may be appealed or paid online. Throughout the academic year appeals are generally reviewed by the Parking Appeals Board consisting of faculty, staff, and students. At times deemed appropriate by the University - such as during the first 10 days and last 10 days of any semester - appeals may be reviewed by the parking manager or his/her designee. Appeals for citations older than 10 days will not be considered unless extenuating circumstances can be demonstrated and stated in the appeal.
The Appeal Board's decision is final, unless mitigating evidence or circumstances can be demonstrated to overturn the Appeal Board decision. Mitigating evidence or circumstances must be presented to the Parking Manager or his/her designee within 10 days of the appeal decision. If the petitioner has not responded within 10 days, the Appeal Board decision is final and closed.